Dicalcium diphosphate, 450 (vi), is a subclass of Diphosphates (E450 ).

Any salt or ester containing two phosphate groups is called a diphosphate. In Australia they are approved for use in frozen unprocessed fish and fish fillets.

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The function(s) performed by the food additive when used in cooking.

  • Acidity regulator - Regulates the acidity or alkalinity of a food
  • Emulsifier - An agent that forms or preserves a mixture of substances normally incapable of being mixed eg. oil and water
  • Firming agent - Helps maintain firmness of fruits and vegetables or interacts with gelling agents to strengthen food structure
  • Raising agent - A substance which increases dough volume by producing gas
  • Sequestrant - A substance which controls the availability of a cation
  • Stabiliser - A substance that maintains the uniform dispersal of substances in a food

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Data according to various sources such as fao, fda, codex. Spot a mistake? Tell us!

Country Status Matched Term
United States
Approved Calcium pyrophosphate
European Union
Approved Phosphates
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Pyrophosphates
Philippines
Approved Dicalcium diphosphate
Austria
Approved
Belgium
Approved
Bulgaria
Approved
Cyprus
Approved
Czech Republic
Approved
Denmark
Approved
Estonia
Approved
Finland
Approved
Germany
Approved
France
Approved Diphosphate dicalcique
Greece
Approved
Hungary
Approved
Ireland
Approved
Italy
Approved
Latvia
Approved
Lithuania
Approved
Luxembourg
Approved
Malta
Approved
Netherlands
Approved
Poland
Approved
Portugal
Approved
Romania
Approved
Slovakia
Approved
Slovenia
Approved
Spain
Approved
Sweden
Approved
United Kingdom
Approved
Australia
Approved Pyrophosphates
New Zealand
Approved Pyrophosphates
China
Not Permitted
Canada
Approved Calcium Acid Pyrophosphate

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E450 - Diphosphates: Linked to kidney stones in susceptible people, otherwise regarded as safe.

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Halal - maybe

450 (i) - Disodium diphosphate: Phosphate in Europe is also obtained from animal bones. So please the check the source of phosphate. "Suitable for Vegetarian" label on food package indicates that it is obtained from from mineral." In USA it is obtained from minerals and it is Halal.

Muslim Consumer Group

Derived from animal products - yes

450 (i) - Disodium diphosphate: Phosphate in Europe is also obtained from animal bones. So please the check the source of phosphate. "Suitable for Vegetarian" label on food package indicates that it is obtained from from mineral." In USA it is obtained from minerals and it is Halal.

Muslim Consumer Group

Derived from minerals - yes

450 (i) - Disodium diphosphate: Phosphate in Europe is also obtained from animal bones. So please the check the source of phosphate. "Suitable for Vegetarian" label on food package indicates that it is obtained from from mineral." In USA it is obtained from minerals and it is Halal.

Muslim Consumer Group

Halal - maybe

450 (ii) - Trisodium diphosphate: Phosphate in Europe is also obtained from animal bones. So please the check the source of phosphate. "Suitable for Vegetarian" label on food package indicates that it is obtained from from mineral." In USA it is obtained from minerals and it is Halal.

Muslim Consumer Group

Derived from animal products - yes

450 (ii) - Trisodium diphosphate: Phosphate in Europe is also obtained from animal bones. So please the check the source of phosphate. "Suitable for Vegetarian" label on food package indicates that it is obtained from from mineral." In USA it is obtained from minerals and it is Halal.

Muslim Consumer Group

Derived from minerals - yes

450 (ii) - Trisodium diphosphate: Phosphate in Europe is also obtained from animal bones. So please the check the source of phosphate. "Suitable for Vegetarian" label on food package indicates that it is obtained from from mineral." In USA it is obtained from minerals and it is Halal.

Muslim Consumer Group

Halal - maybe

450 (iii) - Tetrasodium diphosphate: Phosphate in Europe is also obtained from animal bones. So please the check the source of phosphate. "Suitable for Vegetarian" label on food package indicates that it is obtained from from mineral." In USA it is obtained from minerals and it is Halal.

Muslim Consumer Group

Derived from animal products - yes

450 (iii) - Tetrasodium diphosphate: Phosphate in Europe is also obtained from animal bones. So please the check the source of phosphate. "Suitable for Vegetarian" label on food package indicates that it is obtained from from mineral." In USA it is obtained from minerals and it is Halal.

Muslim Consumer Group

Derived from minerals - yes

450 (iii) - Tetrasodium diphosphate: Phosphate in Europe is also obtained from animal bones. So please the check the source of phosphate. "Suitable for Vegetarian" label on food package indicates that it is obtained from from mineral." In USA it is obtained from minerals and it is Halal.

Muslim Consumer Group

Calcium Acid Pyrophosphate
Calcium Pyrophosphate
Dicalcium Pyrophosphate
Dicalcium phosphonato phosphate
Diphosphoric acid calcium salt (1:2)

Collection of sources used to create this food additive summary.

Source
Codex Alimentarius
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
JECFA (Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives)
UK Food Guide
UK Food Standards Agency
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Lists the U.S. CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) registry number and EINECS (European INventory of Existing Commercial chemical Substances) numbers when known.

  • CAS Number: 7790-76-3
  • EINECS Number: 232-221-5

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